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Club Members 1872-1945


This project aims to eventually identify all club members (playing and non-playing) and guest players. It is being started from 1872 to 1945.


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Name Joined Club Details Photograph
Tagart, Charles Ongley 1872-73 Born 1853 St. John's Wood, London. Son of Francis Dale Tagart, Merchant and Magistrate, and Isabella Firmis Ongley (nee Hopson). Cousin of Edward. Their fathers, brothers Courtenay and Francis, married the Hopson sisters. Timber Merchant. Married 2nd June 1875 Emily Rayner at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, London. Died 22nd September 1904 Hotel Thunerhof, Thoune canton of Berne, Switzerland.  
Tagart, Edward Courtenay Ongley 1872-73

Born 18th April 1852 Kensington, London. Son of Courtenay Tagart, Fund Holder and Mary Ongley(nee Hopson). Cousin of Charles. Their fathers, brothers Courtenay and Francis, married the Hopson sisters. Clifton College 1866-1869. Exeter College, Oxford. Timber Merchant. Captain Durham Light Infantry, West Division, RA. Died 9th May 1891 at 19 Albermarle Street, London.

Tanner, Russell Robson 1884-85 Born 17th February 1864 Frome, Somerset. Son of Joseph Tanner. Mill Hill School. London. Christ's College, Cambridge 1882-BA 1885, MA 1889. Family business - Butler and Tanner, Printers and Bookbinders, Selwood Printing Works, Frome, Somerset. JP for Somerset. Lieut-Col. Rifle Brigade WW1. Died 23rd June 1927 The White House, Weston, Bath. Somerset.  
Tapp, Russell Brooke 1920-21 Born 23rd August 1898 Bristol. Son of William Pearce Tapp, Insurance Agent, and Sarah (nee Monk). RFC WW1. Quantas captain and London manager. Freeman City of London. Married 28th February 1933 Judith Mildred Cameron Crombie in . 1st wife died 13th May 1936. Married 28th February 1942 Janet Ada McDowall in Brisbane, Australia. Awarded commendation in WW2 by his devotion to duty and tenacity, he helped to keep the Empire mail and passenger route open within fourteen days of the fall of Singapore. Later, while acting as co-pilot of a flying boat which crashed in Darwin Harbour, he was brought aboard the rescue launch, but immediately re-entered the water and in darkness swam, into the interior of the sinking hull searching for survivors. Died 2nd March 1984 Queensland, Australia in car accident.
Target, Noel Alexander 1913-14

Born 23rd November 1895 London. Haileybury College. Killed in Action 4th August 1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.


Tarr, William W. 1898-99   Born 1870 Dawlish, Devon.  
Taylor, A.E. 1897-98    
Taylor, Alfred Terrett 1872-73 Born 15th April 1849 Bristol. Son of Thomas Terrett Taylor, Watch Manufacturer and Goldsmith, and Emma (nee Judkins). Brother of Herbert and Edmund. Clifton College 1864-1868. King's College, London. Sugar Refiner. Died 28th February 1909 Bristol.
Taylor, Clifford John 1898-99 Born 1st August 1875 Eastwood Villa, Belgrave Road, Clifton, Bristol. Baptised John Clifford. Son of John Frederick Taylor, Linen Draper, and Helen Ann (nee Odery). Cricket Glos 1899-1900. Married Ethel Vivienne Herring. Doctor. Died 10th November 1952, Camberwell, London.  
Taylor, C.L. 1899-1900  
Taylor, Eric 1908-09 Born 26th June 1890 2 Bristol. Son of Alfred William Taylor, Solicitor, and Mary Eliza (nee ?). Clifton College 1906-1908. Solicitor Cartwright, Taylor & Corpe, 37 St Nicholas Street, Bristol. Captain 4th Glos WW1. Served in France. Invalided out 22nd July 1918. Home Guard WW2
Taylor, Edmund Judkin 1872-73 Born 30th December 1853 College Green, Bristol. Son of Thomas Terrett Taylor, Wine Merchant, and Emma (nee Judkins). Brother of Alfred and Herbert. Clifton College 1863-1867. Rugby School -1872. Gloucestershire CCC. England Rugby Trial. Solicitor and Town Clerk of Bristol. Master of the Ancient Society of St. Stephen's Ringers. Founder Bristol and Clifton Golf Club. Died 25th December 1936 Clifton, Bristol. Buried 30th December 1939.
Taylor, Herbert John 1872-73 Born 1853 2nd August 1852 at College Green, Bristol. Son of Thomas Terrett Taylor, Wine Merchant, and Emma (nee Judkins). Brother of Alfred and Edmund. Corn Merchant. Died 24th October 1932 Bristol. Buried 28th October 1932 Canford Cemetery, Bristol.  
Taylor, J.W. 1903-04    
Taylor, R. 1879-80  
Taylor, T. 1879-80    
Taylor, T. 1894-95  
Taylor, W.H. 1897-98    
Taylor, Stanley Grisewood 1912-13 Born 19th May 1893 Bristol. Son of Clifton player Edmund Judkin Taylor and Annie Eleanor (nee Hill). Brother of William. Clifton College 1907-1912. Inspector-General Bengal Police. Died 1980 Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Memoirs held by the British Library.  
Taylor, William Edmund 1911-12 Born 8th April 1889. Son of Clifton player Edmund Judkin Taylor and Annie Eleanor (nee Hill). Brother of Stanley. Clifton College 1901-1908. Bristol University Medical School. Died 10th November 1919 Cornwall.  
Taylor, A.W. 1913-14    
Taylor, H. 1919-20

Possibly Hugh Taylor, Born 1902 Bristol. Christened 23rd November 1902 Westbury-on-Trym. Son of Alfred William Taylor, Solicitor, and Mary Eliza (nee ?). Brother of Eric,

Teague, Joseph 1879-80 Born 4th June 1857 Gwennap, Cornwall. Son of William Teague, Tin and Copper Mine Agent, and Sarah (nee ?). Clifton College 1872-1876. Married Edith Monica ?. Bank Inspector. Died 17th April 1923 St Columb, Cornwall.  
Temple, Horatio 1872-73 Born 15th December 1847 Bristol. Son of James Temple, Timber, Slate and Marble Merchant, and Mary Ann Symons(nee ?). Clifton College 1863-1864. Clerk at Steam Navigation Co. 1st Lt 1st Glos Artillery 1873. Member Bristol Cambrian Society.
The Cambrian Society was inaugurated on 1 March 1869, with the object of celebrating St. David's Day among the large Welsh community in the city; by an annual dinner. It subsequently became a charitable society also, giving help from its funds to needy Welsh people in Bristol. Aerated Water Manufacturer, Orange Grove, Bath. Business London.
Templer, George Walter 1900-01 Born 11th August 1880 Colombo, Ceylon. Son of George Anson Templer, Coffee Planter. Clifton College 1894-1898. RASC WW1. Rubber Trade, Ceylon and Malaya. Died 26th January 1939 London. Buried at Bradpole, Dorset. Son George Devereux Templer, Johore Volunteer Engineers, died in the Japanese POW Camp Kami Sonkrai, Thailand, 21st August 1943.
Terrell, William Girdlestone 1879-80 Born 25th December 1862 Clifton, Bristol. Son of William Terrell JP and Caroline Harriet (nee Girdlestone). Family business largest rope and wire manufacturers in the south west. Missionary Hiau Chan, Hankow, China 1891-1896. Married 12th April 1888 Gertrude Ann Lucy in Westbury-on-Trym. Died 7th August 1897 China. Son, Frank William Terrell, who was educated at Clifton College, was killed WW1.
Terry, R.P. 1904-05    
Thatcher, H. 1872-73    
Theobalds, Reginald O'Halloran Pringle 1898-99

Born 1878 India. Son of John R. Theobalds, Surgeon-General Madras Army. Lieut. West Riding Regt. WW1. Died 1941 Kingsclere, Hampshire.

Thomas, A.W. 1899-1900    
Thomas, Edgar Lang 1897-98 Born 2nd November 1875 Sneyd Park, Bristol. Son of Henry Edgcumbe Thomas and Christine (nee ?). Brother of Frank. Christened 1st March 1876 Lewin's Mead Society Of Protestant Dissenters, Bristol. Clifton College 1885-1892. Played cricket for Glos 1895-1907. Soap Manufacturer. Married 1898 Margaret Elizabeth ? in Newport. Captain Dorsetshire Regt WW1. Poet. Died 20th March 1936 Russell Road, Kensington, London after several months illness.  
Thomas, Frank Edgecumbe 1896-97 Born 5th April 1877 Sneyd Park, Bristol. Son of Henry Edgcumbe Thomas and Christine (nee ?). Brother of Edgar. Clifton College 1886-1895. Principal Messrs Benito, Remus & Co., Cork Importers. Married 1905 Nora Frances Greenslade in Bristol. She was the sister of Clifton players Edward and Arthur Acraman Greenslade. Arthur was killed in WW2. Played cricket for Glos 1901-1906. Died 20th May 1924 Clifton, Bristol. Left £14,615 in will.
Thomas, Gower Langdon 1907-08 Born 1885 Swansea, Wales. Commisioner Northern Rhodesia. Died 17th March 1919 at 4 Mores Gardens, Chelsea, London.  
Thomas, H. 1879-80    
Thomas, H.V. 1908-09    
Thomas, Hugh Mortimer 1895-96 Born 2nd September 1873 Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Son of Lt Col John Richard Thomas, Surgeon Major (Army Officer), and Anne (nee Mortimer). Physician and Surgeon. Did part of his medical training in Bristol. Married 1909 Georgina Margaret Yorke. Died 25th September 1925 Tower Hill, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales.  
Thomas, Morgan 1898-99    
Thomas, Percival Hartland 1896-97 Born 1879 Yatton, Somerset. Bristol Grammar School. Architect. Died 1960 Bristol. Son Mark Thomas also an Architect in Bristol.
Thomas, B. 1911-12    
Thomas, H.V. 1910-11  
Thomas, J.B. 1919-20    
Thomas, H.W. 1922-23  
Thompson, George Clifford 1896-97 Born 1876 Stapleton, Bristol. Son of Dr. George Thompson, Superintendent & Medical Officer (Lunatic Asylum, Stapleton, Bristol) and Mary Anne (nee Egan). Christened 4th May 1876 Fishponds, Bristol. Engineer. His father was killed 8th August 1895 by a mental patient at Wonford House, Exeter Asylum. Died 11th March 1936 Surrey.  
Thompson, G.W. 1898-99    
Thomson, John G. 1874-75 Born 24th December 1854. Clifton College 1864-1868. Glasgow University. Government Insurance Department, Wellington, New Zealand.
Thuell, Harold Ernest 1920-21 Born 1902 Bristol. Son of Ernest William Thuell, Banker, and Minnie Lucinda (nee Bailey). Married 1939 Isabel M. Hawkins in Taunton, Somerset. Lieut Pioneer Corps WW2. Bank Manager Llyods Bank, Chard, Somerset. Died 14th April 1950 Taunton, Somerset.  
Thuell, Frederick 1920s-30s  
Thursby, N. Guest player 1877

Believed to be Hugh Thursby. Born 27th October 1862. Felsted School. Clifton College 1876-1877. Clare College, Cambridge. Land Agent for James Thursby-Pelham.

Thurston, Hugh Champneys 1884-85

Born 14th March 1862. Son of Obed Edward Thurston, Solicitor, and Louisa Margaret (nee Goodall). Brother of Henry. Surgeon. Bristol Royal Infirmary. Deputy Assistant Director General at the War Office 1904-1908. Died 17th August 1919 St Margaret's Babbacombe, Devon.

The Thurston's of Thornbury

Thurston, Henry Privett 1884-85

Born abt.22nd July 1858 Thornbury, Glos. Son of Obed Edward Thurston, Solicitor, and Louisa Margaret (nee Goodall). Brother of Hugh. Milton Abbas Grammar School, Dorset. Thornbury RFC. Solicitor O.E. & H.P.Thurston, Thornbury. Mayor of Thornbury 1882-1883. Died 7th November 1918 Thornbury, Glos.

The Thurston's of Thornbury

Thynne, Herbert Sayer 1896-97 Born abt. 1879 Seend, Wiltshire. Son of Arthur Barugh Thynne, Prebendary of Salisbury, and Florence (nee Sayer). Chartered Accountant. Managing Director H.&G Thynne, Ltd. Hereford glazed tile manufacturers. Married 1909 Eveline May Tomlinson. WW1 served at Gallipoli and Palestine. Son, Brian, disappeared on an anti shipping patrol over the North Sea during WW2. Died 1st February 1953 Hampton Dene, Hereford.  
Titley, Richard Guy 1911-12

Born 1893 Clifton, Bristol. Son of William Alfred Titley, J.P., Provision Merchant, and Isabel Titley, of Wynton Lodge, Durdham Down, Bristol. Wounded in the battle of Poelcapelle. Died of wounds 13th October 1917. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetry.


Titley, J.L.O. 1897-98    
Tinn, G. 1883-84

Believed to be Cecil Godfrey Tinn. Born 1867 Bristol. Son of Joseph Tinn, Iron Master, and Mary Yeaman (nee Watson). Family owned , Rolling Mill, Bower Ashton, Bristol. Christened 7th September 1867 St George, Bristol. Bristol Grammar School. Boer War enlisted Pretoria 8th August 1901. Trooper 1st Bat. Imperial Light Horse. WW1 South Africa Rifles. Died 9th May 1917. Buried Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.


Todd, Matthew Edgar 1908-09 Born 19th September 1889. Son of Arthur Todd, Managing Director Todd & Co. and Ada Whitaker (nee Wastnage). Brother of William. Clifton College 1899-1905. Secretary, Todd & Co. Wholesale Clothiers, Temple Gate and 7 St. Paul Street, St. Paul's, Bristol. WW1 Italian C. de G. Died 5th January 1940 Stockton and Thornaby Hospital, Stockton-on-Tees.  
Todd, William Arthur 1908-09 Born 13th August 1888 Bristol. Brother of Matthew. Clifton College 1899-1905. Factory Manager, Todd & Co. Wholesale Clothiers, Temple Gate and 7 St. Paul Street, St. Paul's, Bristol. Died 1974 New Forest, Hampshire.  
Todd, D. 1921-22    
Tonkin, R. 1920-21 Possibly Arnold Ralph Tonkin. Born 7th May 1902 Plymouth, Devon. Son of William Tonkin, Mining Engineer, and Alice Kate (nee Stevens). Clifton College 1913-1914. Married 17th September 1930 Lucia Parent in Montreal, Canada.  
Tombs, Ernest Barrington 1898-99 Born 24th September 1877 London. Son of Robert Charles Tombs, Controller London Postal Service, and Annie Maria (nee Rooff). Clifton College 1892-1896. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge 1896-BA:1899. Assistant School Master Stratford-upon-Avon. Science Teacher Bristol. Died 1945 Bristol  
Tomlinson, J.F. 1906-07    
Tomlinson, Sir Percy Stanley 1905-06 Born 11th November 1884 Chester. Son of William Winslow Tomlinson, Army Surgeon, and Annie Maud Mary (nee Druitt). Clifton College 1895-1902. University College, Bristol. Surgeon. Major-General RAMC. Married 1920 Gertrude Muriel Barr. Died 6th March 1951 Palmeira Square, London.
Toppin, G.W. 1897-98 Believed to be George W Toppin. Born 1874 Westminster, London. Adopted son of ?   
Tovey, Alfred 1872-73 Born 24th July 1850. Son of Charles Tovey, Wine Merchant, and Mary Symons (nee Simpson). Clifton College 1866-1867. Emigrated to Australia 1877. Teacher. Died 11th October 1883 Sydney, Australia.  
Townsend, Edward 1874-75

Born 1850 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Joseph Townsend, Banker, and Jane (nee Norton). Brother of Glos cricketer Frank. Accountant.


Towsey, Brig.Gen Francis William 1883-84

Born 6th October 1864 Lymington, Hampshire. Son of Capt G.W.Towsey RN. Rugby School. Army India 1889-92. CMG, CBE, DSO, DL. Married 1898 Florence Harriet Fisher in Dover, Kent. Died 31st May 1948 Toll Gate House, Colchester, Essex

Tribe, Wilberforce 1872-73 Born 17th July 1822 Marden, Kent. Son of Edward Tribe, Surgeon, and Nancy Elizabeth (nee Beazley). Father of Wilberforce Newton Tribe. Devout Conregationalist, deacon of Redland Park Church, Bristol. Died 3rd May 1900 Bristol.
Tribe, Wilberforce Newton 1877-78 Born 5th June 1854 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Wilberforce Tribe, Public Accountant, and Selina Ann (nee Newton). Share Broker. Died 23rd March 1928 Elizabeth House, Devonshire Street, Marylebone, London.
Troup, Walter 1885-86 Born 16th October 1869, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. Educated at William A de Winton's School for Young Gentlemen, Westbury Lodge, Durdham Down, Bristol. Also played rugby and cricket for Glos. Guested for Clifton between 1887-1889. Became captain of Glos CCC immediateley after W.G.Grace. District Superintendent of Police in the North-West Provinces, India. Captain Royal Flying Corps WW1. Died 14th December 1940, Isleworth, Middlesex.
Tucker, H.J. Guest player 1878    
Tully, William Scarth Carlisle 1919-20 Born 5th September 1900 Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Son of William Tully, Mechanical Engineer. Public School Weymouth. Chartered Accountant in Bristol. Calcutta, India. Partner Gillanders Arbuthnot,agency who managed the investment and business interests of Britons living in England who did not want to face the every day difficulties of operating a business in India. Director General, Textile Goods, Department of Civil Supplies, Bengal. MBE 1945. Died 21st January 1987 Uckfield, Sussex. Son, Sir Mark Tully KBE, OBE, journalist and broadcaster at BBC, wrote book My Father's Raj, see wiki  
Turnbull, E. 1887-88    
Turner, George Hamilton 1920s-30s

Born 1st September 1911. Son of Captain Edward Algernon Turner, and Edith Mary (nee Cotgrave). Clifton College 1922-27. Royal Naval College, Pangbourne. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS Lapwing. Killed 20th March 1945 aboard HMS Lapwing which was torpedoed and sunk in the Kola Inlet in Northern Russia while on escort duty with outward bound convoy JW-65 by U-968. Memorial Panel 95, Column 3. Plymouth Naval Memorial.


Turner, Henry Blackley

Born March 1870 Kansas USA. Son of Algernon Turner, Farmer, and Ellen (nee ?). Both parents born in England but emigrated to USA and owned a farm in Kansas. Grandson of William Hamilton Turner, Vicar of Banwell, Somerset. Great Grandson of Joseph Turner, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge 1784-1828, Dean of Norwich 1790-1828, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University 1785-6 and 1805-6. Bank Accountant In 1870 living in Davies, Kansa, USA. In 1891 living at Banwell vicarage. In 1900 he was in King's County Penitentiary, Brooklyn, New York. In 1901 he was a banker in Tynemouth, Northumberland. In 1911 living at 15 Friar Terrace, Hartlepool. 1921-22 living in Bridge Farm, North Dorset. Died 1938 Bristol. Played for Carlton, Bristol and guested for Clifton in 1893. Related to George Hamilton Turner who played for Clifton and was killed in WW2.

Turner, Harold Sydney 1901-02 Born 18th January 1881 Bristol. Son of Sidney Godwin Turner, Coach Builder. Family lived two doors from Clifton player and first welsh captain James Alfred Bevan. Christened 26th April 1881 at St. Nathaniel's Church, Redland. Clifton College 1895-1898. London Polytechnic. 6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Captain 13th Bn. Welsh Regt. WW1. Engineering and Shipping. Died 17th December 1921 Halesowen, Worcestershire.  
Turner, E.T. 1920-21